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Even though an entry-level scooter, the CLIQ is suited to rural lifestyle

Verdict – The Honda CLIQ is an interesting proposition which offers great value for your money. While Honda is eyeing on the rural population squarely, we see no reason for the CLIQ to not fit the urban scenario equally well. Optional extras like 12V charging socket, floor box and front screen take its practicality and appeal to the next level. A normal cluster positioned ahead of the handlebar, wrapped by a sleek cowl, would have made this scooter a looker. As a matter of fact, the rural audience is easily convinced to go for a subtle no-frills product. But the ground reality is that even though it comes from the Activa-maker, it isn’t an Activa! Priced Rs. 8953/- lower than the segment queen, the CLIQ does come across as a sensible choice because it carries the same proven underpinnings of the latter. However, Honda has shot itself in the foot by positioning it as a rural scooter, thereby limiting its true potential.

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Electric start and tubeless tyres are great additions to the package

What’s Cool

* Peppy city performance from the reliable engine
* Grip from the dual-purpose tyres is amazing on bad terrains
* Mature design will find greater acceptability
* Comfortable ergonomics and upright seating position
* Decent handling and braking by scooter standards
* Attractive price point

What’s Not So Cool

* Lack of telescopic front forks which the cheaper Navi gets
* Small fuel tank requires more frequent refuelling
* Unsettled ride quality and poor high-speed stability
* Weird placement of the instrument cluster
* Limited storage space
* Mediocre mid-range and poor top-end performance

Alternatives: TVS Scooty Zest 110, TVS Scooty Pep Plus

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With time, the styling of the CLIQ grows on you!

Honda CLIQ Specifications

* Engine: 109.19cc, Fan-Cooled, 4-Stroke, Single-Cylinder
* Power: 8 BHP @ 7000 RPM
* Torque: 8.94 Nm @ 5500 RPM
* Transmission: V-Matic
* 0-100 km/hr: Never
* Top Speed: 81 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 40-45 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Frame: Under Bone
* Suspension: Spring Loaded Hydraulic (Front & Rear)
* Tyres: 90/100/10
* Brakes: 130 mm Drum (Front & Rear), CBS

Honda CLIQ Dimensions

* Length x Width x Height: 1745 mm x 695 mm x 1039 mm
* Wheelbase: 1241 mm
* Ground Clearance: 154 mm
* Seat Height: 743 mm
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 3.5-litres
* Kerb Weight: 102 kgs

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